Troop 255Chevy Chase, MD

    • 09 Jul 2018
    • 21 Jul 2018
    • Philmont Scout Ranch, northeast New Mexico


    We hope you had a great summer that included hiking, camping, swimming, and relaxing.  We also hope that you are well prepared for a new school year and a new Scouting year. 

    Troop 255 has two High Adventure trek slots reserved at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico from 9-21 July 2018 and we need to make the next installment payment to Philmont Scout Ranch on 1 October 2017 to pay for the two treks.  In total, each participant needs to pay Philmont $940 to cover the cost of the trek.  Scouts that signed up last January made a $100 deposit to the Troop to cover for the Troop’s down payment.  

    Please bring the next required payment of $420 to Todd Rosentover or an Adult Leader this coming Tuesday, 12 September but no later than 19 September.  

    Looking forward to the Spring, the final installment payment to Philmont of $420 is due on 1 March 2018. 

    Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. To those that are fortunate to visit Philmont, the trek represents one of the pinnacle achievements of Scouting.  Please visit the following website to learn more about Philmont and what it offers: 

    There may be a few slots available on what is currently an all Troop crew (Crew 1) and a combined Venturer/Scout crew (Crew 2).  If you have not signed up to go to Philmont and you are interested in going, please contact an adult leader for further information. 

    Adult leaders met a few weeks ago to start preparing for next summer.  We discussed logistics associated with the trip and plan to share that information with you over the next several months.  We would like to invite you to an initial organizing meeting at 6:30PM, before the Troop meeting, Tuesday, 26 September.  We will discuss what we know at this point and what to expect as we move towards Philmont next summer. 

    Currently, we anticipate arriving in the New Mexico area two days before the trek next summer to help acclimatize to the elevation and climate and we anticipate departing from New Mexico on either 21 or 22 July.  We need to get some information from Scouts and their families to finalize the exact start and end dates for the trip and begin, in earnest, planning the trip. 

    In addition to the Philmont trek fee, you should anticipate on travel and transportation costs to and from Cimarron, New Mexico and other incidental costs such as meals before and after the trek, and souvenirs.  We currently anticipate that the total costs for each participant, including Philmont fee, air and ground transportation costs, meals and lodging, souvenirs, etc., will run somewhere in the range of $1700-$2000.  We will provide additional information regarding expected costs and other information at the initial meeting on 26 September and over the next several months.

    Yours in Scouting, 

    Bruce Kiracofe

    301-951-0180 (h)

    703-980-2602 (c)

    *** Link to information flyer ***

Highlights archive

04 Nov 2017 Scouting for Food
28 Oct 2017 Whit's Eagle Service Project
23 Sep 2017 William K's Kenilworth Gardens Eagle Project
02 Aug 2017 Appalachian Trail Starter HA Summer 2017
16 Jul 2017 Lenhok'sin Starter HA Summer 2017
03 Jul 2017 Northern Tier HA 2017
25 Jun 2017 Heritage Reservation Camp Liberty - Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 Eagle Service Project - Evan
09 Jun 2017 Eagle Court of Honor for Ziad, Paul, Owen, and Ben
13 May 2017 Eagle Court of Honor for Joe and Kyle
06 May 2017 Ranger Service Project - Tara
30 Apr 2017 Eagle Service Project - Tom
17 Feb 2017 Timberline Ski/Board Trip w/ link to Directions
20 Jan 2017 Philmont HA Summer 2018 - Initial Deposit
05 Nov 2016 Scouting for Food Collection & Drop-off
29 Oct 2016 Joe Mitchell's Eagle Project (w/ link to flyer)
03 Aug 2016 Appalachian Trail Mini High Adventure
01 Aug 2016 Northern Tier High Adventure 2016
28 Jul 2016 Philmont Scout Ranch
25 Jun 2016 Summer Merit Badge Camp
18 Jun 2016 Summer Picnic!
30 May 2016 Mr. Watson Recognition Memorial Day
07 May 2016 Graham Hillman's Eagle Project
23 Apr 2016 Benjamin McMeley's Eagle Project
16 Apr 2016 Dolly Sods Trip
08 Mar 2016 Weekly Troop Meeting with Col. McGee
23 Feb 2016 Eagle Court of Honor for Paul, Spencer, & Will
12 Feb 2016 West Virginia Ski Trip (Permission slip & info attached)
19 Sep 2015 Will's Eagle Project
12 Sep 2015 St. Clements Island trip - Flier now available
29 Aug 2015 Spencer's Eagle Project - See attached PDF
16 Aug 2015 Paul's Eagle Project
01 Aug 2015 Philmont Trek
07 Jun 2015 KEEN Sports Festival
19 May 2015 Troop Meeting - Eagle Court of Honor
16 May 2015 WATER TRIP (Canoeing/kayaking)
01 Mar 2015 Hardwood bark mulch sale and fundraiser

Highlights archive for events prior to May 2015

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